Monthly Archives September 2017

The Unspoken Promise of a Good Sense of Humor

  As you’re well aware, I’m no political humor guy, but recent events have made the conversation of diviciveness inescapable. Our country is falling into a funk and thus my job feels more like a mission than a career. My mission statement is that “I am a Messenger of Joy, sent to Ignite Joy in Others”. I don’t always succeed but have tried my darndest for many years to bring a laugh, in the family-friendly variety, with introspection as an added bonus here and there. I believe firmly that much of what gets us through the hardest of times is
Read More

The Power of Having Fun

  How much FUN have you had lately?  Do you give your schedule room for it on a daily basis?  If not, you are missing out on one of the most essential aspects of a successful career and life. I made a promise to have more fun while I work and at home and it has changed everything. My friend, coach, and keynote speaker for leaders and entrepreneurs, Dave Crenshaw, is releasing this week his latest brilliant work, “The Power of Having Fun”.   The principles taught in this book are what Dave taught me years ago when he was
Read More

The Promise of a Neutral Awards Show – The Emmys

  If you want to hear bashing of the President of our Country just turn on any late night program, SNL, CNN or talk radio. If you want to cause an uproar on social media and gather exponential vitriolic comments, simply offer a divisive political post that would make your friends wonder what just happened to you and if your account was hacked. But if you sit down to enjoy an Emmys award show honoring the accomplishments of some of the greatest actors of our generation and all you hear are rips on our current President, whether you love or
Read More

What Are Your Promises to the Work Family?

The Work Family expects much from us, so why not make a few bold Promises to them, which in turn will inspire them to do the same back to you? It’s not enough to just set goals that you’ll be something better – I love the quote, “Why set a Goal when you can Make a Promise?”   Remember: Goals are Particulars, Promises are Proclamations!  I was scrolling through LinkedIn the other day and my friend, and very admired writer, Mark A. Smith, VP of Sales at Womply, posted this.  He expresses himself exactly as any person in a leadership
Read More

Our Hidden Promises

  Had a conversation with one of my dear friends and mentors, Daniel Burrus, as he emphasized his belief in the importance of my writing a book for The Promise.  I let him know it’s in the works and he is determined to help me find the right publisher to take it to the world. He then emphasized, “Do you realize how important this book can be?  Have you considered that you haven’t even tapped into the smallest of possibilities with this topic?  It could be multiple books!” “Yes, I’m hopeful that it will be more than one book”, I
Read More

Putting in the Reps

  My son asked for private lessons with a former NBA star from the Utah Jazz and I told him the lessons are so expensive that he would need to prove over 6 months his dedication to the game he loves so much in order to earn such an opportunity. Every day I would hear the ball bouncing in the driveway outside of my home office.  Most days I would go out and join him, trying not to coach too much (so that he doesn’t feel every time shooting baskets with Dad he’s being critiqued), but also showing him the
Read More